Company:  Stoic Games

The Banner Saga Walkthrough

Jan 16, 2014

The Banner Saga is a turn-based tactical RPG from Stoic. You play as a series of protagonists, traveling across the world, tending to your armies, and engaging in grid-based battles. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to make the good guys suffer for their foolish delusions of heroism.

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The Banner Saga Review

Jan 14, 2014

The word ‘epic’ gets thrown around a lot these days, and it’s starting to undermine what that word really means. Your Cheetos are not epic. That skateboarding porcupine, while adorable, is not epic. ‘Epic’ is a literary term used to describe a certain kind of story. One that takes us on a journey into a richly detailed universe; one that’s existed long before we got there. And more often than not, the fate of the world is hanging in the balance.

The Lord of the Rings is an epic. Star Wars is an epic. And this first chapter of The Banner Saga kicks off one of the finest interactive epics I’ve ever known.

The Banner Saga

Set in a world of varls, humans and dredge, The Banner Saga can best be summed up as Tolkien by way of Scandinavia (if it were adapted by Don Bluth and Intelligent Systems). The developers at Stoic Studio have managed to blend these seemingly disparate influences together into something wonderfully original, creating a world that’s even better than its gameplay.

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The Banner Saga gets a release date and new trailer

Nov 8, 2013

The Banner Saga from Stoic Games has been high on our radar here at Gamezebo ever since we first caught wind of the Viking-themed turn-based strategy game way back in the beginning of 2012, so to have a release date finally set in place is more than a little exciting. Today we can officially confirm that The Banner Saga will be available on January 14, 2014. Players can also pre-order the game on Steam starting sometime in the next month or so, to make sure they’re all prepared for the big day.

To commemorate this news, Stoic Games has also unleashed a brand new announcement trailer, which shows off those fluid 2D visuals and animations that we’ve all been drooling over for the past few years now. The new announcement trailer also reminds players that the gods are dead, that they must face their foes alone, and that they might not even survive their harrowing journey. Vikings man, I’ll tell ya: pretty intense dudes right there.

But seriously, how awesome does this game look? January can’t come soon enough! And if you need something to help you pass the time until those first few snowflakes start to fall, then feel free to peruse Gamezebo’s vast array of literature on The Banner Saga, including our initial game preview, and two in-depth interviews with the folks at Stoic Games.

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Kickstarter Picks: The Banner Saga

Mar 19, 2012

The gods are dead, and unworldly creatures are laying siege to the homes and towns of good people. What can you do? If you pledge to Stoic's Kickstarter for The Banner Saga, you might gain the chance to fight back, accompanied by gorgeous, hand-drawn cinematics.

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The Banner Saga Preview

Mar 7, 2012

One of the coolest things about working in the gaming industry is that you get to see and hear about a whole lot of games way before they launch. The downside is that there’s so much info and noise constantly coming your way that it’s easy to get cynical and jaded and hard to get really excited about stuff. That’s how I know The Banner Saga is going to be special, because after watching the announcement trailer and getting a bit of info about the title, I absolutely cannot wait to play it.

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